CONWAY, S.C. (Aug. 22)
The robed and hooded leader of the Ku Klux Klan said last night that his organization was formed to “fight the evils against the white man” among which are Negro, Christian, and Jewish organizations.
E.L.Edwards of Atlanta, Ga., addressing a crowd estimated at 1,500 in an open field about eight miles from Conway, listed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Knights of Columbus, and the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League as groups which bring on evil.
Edwards, who claims to be the imperial wizard of the new “U.S. Klan, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,” said he wants to make his organization “strong and vicious” enough to fight off these “evils.” He said his organization will remain within the law, but, he shouted, “this is a white man’s organization fighting for white supremacy.”